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    Dallasasse hunt tester and fox 40.

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    I'm already deaf in one ear... I need the protection of a whistle with a "cone" or shroud to project the sound forward away from my head. The Fox 40 whistles are simply too loud for me. I use a Dallasasse hunt tester now, but have used the Mega as well. My dogs don't seem to mind the brand of whistle all that much as long as I am the one blowing. They react differently when my husband whistles them, regardless of whistle brand, and disregard almost everyone else. Maybe they recognize the style of the blowing itself, rather than the whistle.
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    Started with the answer and it did everything I needed it to pre FT training. Then switched to dalahasse FT blue and never looked back. Keep the answer in the house in case I need it when we go out for potty breaks. It's not quite as annoying to neighbors as the dalahasse!

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    Sonic Blast from Fox 40. Loudest little whistle I'm aware of but will also throttle way down.
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    The whistles without a shroud (like a fox 40) are a fantastic way to go deaf. They're louder for you than for the dog.

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    Pealess orange Gonia mega whistle for many years. The Acme whistle in the Green Monster and the Dallesasse whistles are hard to blow and sustain. Why would people who run hunt tests bother with whistles designed for long range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Pealess orange Gonia mega whistle for many years. The Acme whistle in the Green Monster and the Dallesasse whistles are hard to blow and sustain. Why would people who run hunt tests bother with whistles designed for long range?
    Because they don't blow out the ear drums of the judges like the Fox 40 does...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. View Post
    The whistles without a shroud (like a fox 40) are a fantastic way to go deaf. They're louder for you than for the dog.
    Quote Originally Posted by Labs View Post
    Because they don't blow out the ear drums of the judges like the Fox 40 does...
    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Spears View Post
    I'm already deaf in one ear... I need the protection of a whistle with a "cone" or shroud to project the sound forward away from my head. The Fox 40 whistles are simply too loud for me.....
    the fox is a nasty little tool,
    and if you sit out tossing the memory all day,
    you will see it is not as loud as you think it is at the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labs View Post
    Because they don't blow out the ear drums of the judges like the Fox 40 does...
    I haven't seen anyone use a Fox 40 in years, given the amount of blow back to the handler one wonders why anyone would use it.

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